This is allegedly what a Texas car dealership supervisor said to an employee when he was informed that the employee had just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, according to a newly-filed EEOC ADA case.
Besides this harassment, the company allegedly denied him the partnership that it had promised him telling him it was because of his condition, and continue to harass him (“You are on your last quarter, buddy, since you have MS”) which caused him to resign.
An EEOC attorney said that “For a company to deny an employee a promised partnership on the basis of his medical condition, and then to exacerbate the discrimination with demeaning comments about this condition, is a brazen violation of law.”
If only this kind of employer obtuseness and meanness could be chalked up simply to it being Texas-based …
But it is not.